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    Panjsher emerald mine victim of apathy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.



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    Badakhshan road blockades jack up prices

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The dilapidated condition of roads that link border districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province has resulted in increased prices of food items, an official said on Saturday.



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    Measures taken to keep gas price stable

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has bought 4,000 tonnes of gas from the union in an attempt to keep its prices stable in the market.



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    Gold, cooking oil prices drop in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol jumped while diesel, Arabian gold and cooking oil rates slumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Poll impasse leads to economic slowdown

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Industrial Association (AIA) on Monday asked presidential candidates to resolve their differences because the impasse had led to economic recession.



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    Elders toiling their way to survival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite senility, a number of under-resourced elders can be seen working hard on Kabul roads and streets to support their families.



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    Minister hints at cut in Internet costs

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin on Sunday said the expanding telecom coverage would help bring down the internet costs.



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    French firm enters Afghan lubricant market

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Elf Aquitaine, a French Oil Company has entered the Afghanistan market on Saturday in a bid to launch partnership with local firm in the lubricant sector.



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    Sar-i-Pul shawl sewing industry on path to progress

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The shawl sewing industry has been developed tremendously in the northern Sar-i-Pul province but the manufacturer demanded a suitable market and allocation of more funds to further promote handicraft industry.



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    Gas, gold prices down, food stable in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of liquefied gas and gold dipped and that of other essential daily-use commodities stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.